Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Turpentine teen pregnant by man over 30, evidently did not want abortion

Mother, Cousins Charged With Forcing Teen To Drink Turpentine For Abortion
The Ohio teenager placed in protective custody after her mother and cousin forced her to drink turpentine evidently did not want the attempted abortion, since she is continuing her pregnancy.

Authorities believe that the girl's relatives may have decided to force an abortion when they learned that the baby's father is over 30 years of age.

This report said that no charges are being filed against the man because the girl is over the age of consent. Does that mean that she wasn't legally subject to abuse, as a former report indicated, or does it just mean that the man will be charged with some sort of sexual crime not related to the victim's age? I think the former.

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